Valley Fever Has Sickened More Than 100 Employees at Two Calif. Prisons Since 2009, Report Finds
More than 100 employees at two California prisons contracted Valley Fever between January 2009 and June 2013, and three died from the fungal illness, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report released Thursday. The institute confirmed 65 cases of Valley Fever among employees at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Fresno County and 38 cases among employees at Avenal State Prison in Kings County.
- "Study: Valley Fever Killed 3 Prison Workers" (Thompson, AP/U-T San Diego, 2/6).